Family Language Policy of the English Speaking Immigrant Community in Israel: Families with Young Children and Their FLP Planning, Management, and Outcomes

Orly Kayam, Tijana Hirsch


This study explores Family Language Policy (FLP) processes of the English speaking families with young children in Israel. This paper is the first in series aimed at describing and exploring the FLP processes and outcomes of this community in detail. FLP includes ideologies and beliefs, planning and management, as well as the linguistic outcomes of those practices. In the current paper we describe our participants' language use and dominance and explore the degree to which planning occurred and through which means. We also look at the FLP outcomes as exhibited through children’s language choice and use.

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